Category: Hope

Revival meeting on a Southern plantation, illustration from Harper's Weekly, 1872

Revival That God Initiates

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isa. 43:19 Isaiah 43 is a powerful chapter that brings us a note of hope. Although Israel is its focus, the message applies to every believer and the Church. […]

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Strength For Your Race of Life

Strength For Your Race of Life

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint. Isa. 40:30-31 From energy bars to power drinks, etcetera, we all desire to be strong and […]

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God's Promises

Understanding How God’s Promises Work

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19) This verse is very encouraging, and believers reference it frequently. The problem, however, is that it is often taken out of context or wrongly applied. Paul, in the course of the ministry God called him to do, admitted the challenge […]

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Christ in You, the Hope of Glory

Christ in You, the Hope of Glory

Christ in You, the Hope of Glory Christ, and Christ alone, is the hope of glory. I first heard these words from my dad (Rev. ISLO Ezigbo, a retired ECWA minister) during my teenage years. He often uttered the expression in situations that might appear hopeless. I later learned, when I began my theological studies, that “Christ, and Christ alone, […]

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Faith, Hope, Baptism

Caution! Maintenance Work On Unity

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace (Eph. 4:3). To better grasp our verse for the day, we must look at verses 1-6. Every believer came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through the invitation and convicting work of the Holy Spirit. Irrespective of your race, gender, age, accomplishments, or failures, the […]

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Words of hope and consolation

Words of hope and consolation

This life can beat us down with trials, sorrows and debilitating worries. When it seems hopeless, God’s messages about our future hope can keep us going. In Jer 29:1-32, Jeremiah sends a letter of hope and consolation to the ten thousand Jewish captives who have been held in Babylon since King Jehoiachin’s rebellion against Nebuchadnezzar in March 597BC. Jeremiah was […]

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Christ in You the hope of Glory

Christ in You the hope of Glory

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27) I love a mystery. I enjoy a baffling exceptionally well-written mystery. Authentic Christianity is an inexplicable mystery to many people. That is because Christ is a mystery. Because of our intimate personal […]

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Jesus Christ Our Lord is Risen

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

This pandemic has emptied churches across the world and shuttered the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the site of the first Easter two millennia ago. But all Christians around the world are adapting and finding ways to worship and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus was dead, but now He is alive. Watch […]

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